Master Of Science In Human Performance Online, Master's Degree In Human Performance Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with required intensives
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Strengthen Your Future with Our Master’s in Human Performance Degree

Liberty’s Master of Science in Human Performance is a great degree option for students looking for opportunities in the fields of health, wellness, or human performance. This degree will give you the opportunity to further your knowledge in the core areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, statistics, and research methods while specializing in one of four areas of study: human performance, nutrition, clinical, or community physical activity.

Please note: The M.S. in Human Performance has required on-campus intensives. If you would like to pursue a similar program that is 100% online, please consider our M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness.

Why Choose Our Master’s in Human Performance Degree Online?

Our master’s in human performance can be completed mostly online, with 2 required on-campus intensives. These weeklong intensive courses give you the opportunity to visit our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Va. During your on-campus intensives, you will gain valuable hands-on experience from professors who are passionate about helping you excel in the field of exercise science. With your knowledge and their experience, a Master of Science in Human Performance will help you thrive in your future career.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Science Human Performance?

If you want to use your passion for fitness and health in a career, this human performance degree online is an excellent option to get the training you need! Through 5 foundational exercise sciences classes, you will study the acute and chronic psychological factors that influence human performance, learn how to read statistical research, and gain in-demand skills associated with biomechanics.

These core classes provide the necessary information for the advanced training you gain in the specialization you choose to pursue. The specialization focuses on the area of human performance that best aligns with your passions. With Liberty’s master’s in human performance degree online, you can be confident in your future career and in your personal health journey!

Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Liberty University’s Human Performance Degree

  • By earning your master’s in human performance degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for our Master of Science in Human Performance has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 

  • You can complete our human performance degree in as little as 2 years.

Human Performance Degree Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses

  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)

  • 8-week courses, 8  different start dates each year, and no set login times

Human Performance Degree Information

Master’s in Human Performance Degree Specializations

Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Human Performance specializations below.


Fitness and Wellness


Strength and Conditioning

Admission Requirements for the Master’s in Human Performance Degree

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed transcript request form**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses — documentation verifying military status is required

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

    Potential Career Opportunities with a Master’s in Human Performance Degree

    • Human performance specialist

    • Nutrition and exercise specialist

    • Strength and conditioning coach

    • Corporate, university, commercial, or resort fitness trainer